September 27, 2016

Keeping Informed


India and Pakistan are having a tiff.

At least 18 soldiers were killed in a terror attack on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18. All four terrorists, who attacked the camp, were killed.

This did not occur in a vacuum.. 

Pakistan's defense minister, last week decided this an oppertune moment to clarify Pakistan's stance.

Amidst growing tension over Uri attack by Pakistani terrorists on Sunday, a video of the country’s Defence Minister Khawaja M Asif threatening to use nuclear weapon against India is doing the rounds on social media. The video shows the Pakistani defence minister telling Geo News: "If Pakistan’s security is threatened, we will not hesitate in using tactical (nuclear) weapons.”  

And patience is running thin in India which has decided that they need to take action.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a fiery speech in Kerala where he blamed Pakistan for exporting global terrorism has now called for a briefing on the Indus Waters Treaty. 


One of the suggestions is to turn off the Indus river tap that waters much of Pakistan

Oh Dear. 

India and Pakistan have a bit over 100 nukes each. 


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I didn't know that India has the ability to stop the Indus River. That's usually extremely difficult.

The US can do that with the Colorado, with the Imperial dam. But that's a unique case; the Colorado by that point isn't much of a river because so much of it has been diverted.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Sep 27 21:38:15 2016 (+rSRq)

2 That's how it is with the Indus too. That's WHY they have that treaty, because for a while India was diverting just about all of the river for irrigation...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wed Sep 28 11:56:22 2016 (v29Tn)

3 I'm sort of worndering if we could belive the fallout models. The climate models turned out to be utter bunk, since we're emitting top of the line CO2 and the warming is way below the most favourable projections. Like literally stopped basically. Of course the fallout is much shorter term.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Sep 28 19:23:50 2016 (XOPVE)

4 True, but these are very short term and based on observed phenomena like wind patterns,  volcanic eruptions and the Iraq Oil fires of the early 90's so there is at least decent data going in. I don't think it's as accurate as the tenths of a degree temperature gradient makes it appear, but it gives a good ballpark figure.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Sep 28 19:42:42 2016 (KicmI)

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